ELLEN Degeneres’ daytime talkshow has hit a season low for its second consecutive week amid ongoing rumors the host is “mean” to staff and other stars.
The Ellen Show’s viewership dropped in recent weeks after colleagues and YouTuber NikkieTutorials made claims the star is “mean.”
The series came behind Dr. Phil and Live with Kelly and Ryan for the daytime syndication ratings, according to NextTV.
Ellen, 62, and her long-running hit had its season-low of 1.5 for the second straight week.
The figure comes just below last week’s numbers, which had been a 6% drop from the week prior.
Before the allegations were made this year, Ellen’s ratings were consistently around 2.0, with previous seasons garnering an average of 4.5 million viewers.
As the Finding Dory star’s ratings continue to drop, her NBC counterpart, The Kelly Clarkson Show, has seen a spike in numbers.
In March, comedian Kevin T. Porter asked fans for their “most insane” stories about Ellen to raise money for charity during the coronavirus crisis.
Kevin claimed she is “notoriously one of the meanest people alive" and asked his followers to "respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean.
The funny man added he will match every “real story” with two dollars to the Los Angeles food bank.
Comedian Chris Farah alleged she almost got fired from her job because of the talk show host.
She tweeted: “I worked @RealFoodDaily, served her & [Portia de Rossi] at brunch. She wrote a letter to the owner & complained about my chipped nail polish.
“Not that it was on her plate but just that it was on my hand. I had worked till closing the night before & this was next morn, almost got me fired.”
Meanwhile, TV writer Benjamin Siemon claimed Ellen’s not always the nicest to her co-workers, according to stories he’s heard.
He alleged: “She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her.
“And if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower.”
Then last month, YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials – whose real name is Nikkie de Jager -bashed host the TV personality after she went on her show and claimed she was treated differently than the other guests.
According to Us Weekly, she claimed of her January appearance: "Maybe I’m being naive, but I expected them to welcome me with confetti: 'Welcome to The Ellen DeGeneres Show!’
"But instead I got greeted by an angry intern, who was a bit overworked. I expected a Disney show, but I got a Teletubbies after dark.”
The online star then recommended that people "don't meet your idols" as she was left disappointed when she met hers.
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